Farner is Switzerland’s relevant, international, sustainable consulting and marketing agency. With seven locations across the country, we realize projects for brands, businesses and policymakers – with a team of 300 experts covering every communication discipline.

With our flat hierarchy, every voice in the team is heard. We work co-creatively and collaboratively to find the ideal solution for each individual project. And make exciting themes spark life into brands and personalities.

Origins / History

Rudolf Farner established Switzerland’s first modern-format communications agency in 1951. With Confiserie Sprüngli and drinks brand Coca-Cola in its portfolio, Farner was strongly positioned from the start. It went on to work for brands such as Expo 64, Barbie, McDonald’s, Mitsubishi, the Swiss AIDS Federation and BAKOM, among many others. From the 1990s on, the agency set up teams in Bern, Basel, St.Gallen, Lausanne and Ticino. With six locations across Switzerland it is now the only full service agency with a nationwide presence.

Building on its origins as a public relations and public affairs agency, Farner has gradually expanded its portfolio of services to include corporate communications,  brand strategy, digital services and marketing communications. The company has always kept pace with the latest trends and technologies, shaping the face of the communications industry.

Since 2016 various partner agencies have enhanced the expertise Farner provides in Switzerland. By acquiring agencies covering a range of disciplines, Farner has substantially expanded its network. Since 2022 the agency has been developing Team Farner as a leading European consulting and communications group. With comprehensive expertise in every area of modern communications, this network is now perfectly placed to take on the challenges of the future.

 

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All our experts are as diverse as our projects. They have a passion and a shared mission for excellence in communications throughout Switzerland and in Europe.

Responsibility

Over more than 70 years, sustainability has become part of this agency’s DNA . We take a broad view of sustainability as something that spans environmental, social and governance issues. We firmly believe this is an area where we can make a critical difference through our day-to-day work.

Our membership of leading national and international networks and organizations reflects our commitment to uphold high sustainability standards and share responsibility as a communications and advertising agency.

We constantly seek out creative, innovative solutions for our clients where sustainability is an integral aspect. In Kirchhoff, we have a cross-agency competence center for sustainability. We are therefore the only agency in Switzerland to offer fully integrated sustainability communications, from advertising strategy to PR work.

Our employees benefit from Equal-Salary Certification and experience first-hand how we advocate equal treatment of women and men in the media world and in public life. We also consciously seek to have the full spectrum of genders represented in advertising.

Engagement and Memberships

  • Member of the UN Global Compact
  • Member of EqualVoice
  • Fair on Pay certified
  • Signatory to the Gisler Protocol
  • Part of Energy Saving Alliance
  • Green Media Alliance
  • Sustainability audit by SME Sustainability Check-Up
  • Member of Sustainable Switzerland Forum
  • ISO 27001 & 27701 certified

Partner agencies in Switzerland

  • Rod

    Rod created a big bang with its arrival on the Swiss advertising scene in 2007. And from the Bürglistrasse HQ, its communications experts still promote their services under the claim “A Bigger Bang for the Buck.” This small team simply loves delivering big offline output – and even more so online. With a strategy that dives that little bit deeper and a determination to put creative concepts to work in (social) media – so that they hit the spot with the target audience.

  • Yoveo | Team Farner

    Yoveo takes video productions to the next level. This company creates and produces videos for a variety of channels. The video agency also leads the way in Switzerland in merging video content and technology. Yoveo has captured a number of major awards such as the Best of Swiss Web Award (CH) and the Yahoo Sports Technology Award (UK).

  • BlueGlass | Team Farner

    Whenever Farner clients need an upgrade to their digital portfolio, BlueGlass is there to help. The digital marketing agency specializes in impactful online content and web presences. BlueGlass handles the full spectrum of web projects as Farner’s team of digital experts. Data analysis and strategy development lead into SEO optimization. BlueGlass is also an expert at content, performance and social media marketing. Sound UI and UX design completes the range of services.

  • jim & jim | Team Farner

    jim & jim is Switzerland’s leading agency for spotlighting brands and their products with the “hyperconnected generation” – the digital target group. Through its NextGen marketing, it develops strategic marketing concepts and skillfully realizes campaigns. From developing a content strategy to creating brand experiences or providing complex all-round support, jim & jim is a full-service partner agency of Farner.

  • Affective Advisory | Team Farner

    Affective Advisory is the leading strategy and policy consultant for public and private-sector organizations and NGOs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It specializes in the application of the latest findings and methods from behavioral and decision science. The team of qualified behavioral scientists develops innovative, evidence-based, responsible solutions for changing the way people behave, with quantifiable results.

  • SEMSEA | Team Farner

    SEMSEA Suchmaschinenmarketing AG is a Google-managed online marketing agency (part of the Google Leading Agency Program Switzerland) based in Zurich. Its experienced team of digital experts advises customers on every area of online marketing using proven, state-of-the-art processes. It offers premium services, with the focus on Google Ads (SEA), search engine marketing/optimization (SEM, SEO), social media ads and every form and element of digital advertising. As a member of the «Google Partner International Growth Program» it helps its Swiss clientele to grow internationally as well, with exclusive tools such as Google Market Explorer.

International partner agency

  • Team Farner

    Team Farner is an alliance of leading consultancy firms that regard communications as the key success factor for an organization. The international alliance of agencies is led by successful communications firms and partners who are themselves active as consultants. As an international team of the brightest and best, Team Farner pulls together every communications discipline such as strategy, reputation management, sustainability communications, branding, brand management, corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, behavioral science, advertising, digital and commtech.

Partnerships

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